June 30th, 2015


Here Comes Feckin' Summer...

Got up early, this morning, already hot, and did my Official Crazy Old Fat Lady Workout routine downstairs at 7:30. Glad to be done with it, have been hiding out in darkened rooms ever since. Fans have been unpacked and await the morrow, when it's going to get even worse. I send compassionate vibes to the young 'uns who have to work and use public transport. Don't forget your bottled water, and hang in there...Come to think of it, I just cannot comprehend how people who do Ramadan don't actually pass out several times a day, especially when it's extra hot. Not eating all day is unpleasant, but not drinking AT ALL seems downright dangerous. Is there some special technique that gets people through? Just can't figure it...
I put down one of those Cool Pads for Amazy, who seems completely uninterested in it. Stoopid animal...
Stuff wot I have watched recently:
A newish restoration of CABINET OF CALIGARI, which looks good, and has several bits I don't remember seeing before.
Another restoration, of a 1934 three-film adaptation of LES MISERABLES; not bad at all; definitely has its moments.
The final episode of JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR NORELL. I've enjoyed this, but found some of the episodes dragged a bit. Never read the book, but some who have, seem to approve of this series. It certainly went out with a bang. Loads of entertaining action (and Childermass was such a hottie, throughout...)
I also quite liked the first episode of Antony Pappano's CLASSICAL VOICES series, chatting about the soprano voice and showing interesting old clips of divas in action, etc.
We have a new subtitled, sombre series on Saturday nights (BBC4), CORDON, a Belgian effort, which so far, seems pretty diverting.